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Little Feat Live at Ultrasonic Studios [WLIR] on 1974-09-19

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Little Feat Live at Ultrasonic Studios [WLIR] on 1974-09-19

Topics Live concert

Rock n' Roll Doctor
Two Trains
The Fan
On Your Way Down
Spanish Moon >
Skin It Back >
Fat Man In The Bath Tub
Oh Atlanta
Cold Cold Cold >
Dixie Chicken >
Tripe Face Boogie

1 - Rock n' Roll Doctor
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Two Trains
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - The Fan
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - On Your Way Down
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Spanish Moon >
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - Skin It Back >
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - Fat Man In The Bath Tub
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Oh Atlanta
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Collection LittleFeat
Band/Artist Little Feat
Venue Ultrasonic Studios [WLIR]
Location Hempstead, NY

Source FM rebroadcast on WLIR
Lineage reel > reel > m-audio transit > cool edit > cd wave editor
Taped by Unknown
Transferred by unknown


Tracks 1-9 Source: PRE-FM (Master 1/2 Track Broadcast RR) >
Mastering (Custom Analog & Digital 10/04) >WAV

Tracks 10-12 Source :FM rebroadcast on WLIR > reel > reel >
m-audio transit > cool edit > cd wave editor

******The bootlegs known as


Reviewer: sillydrtdvr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2016
Subject: I agree.
I've been a rock fan since the late 60's and my friends and I have always been Feat Fans. I've been to countless rock shows from then (my first was Buffalo Springfield), as well as music festivals etc. until now. Doors, Dead you name 'em and Little Feat were always worth traveling out of your way and taking time off work to go see. I agree that not to include them in the R&R Hall of Fame seems almost criminal, or at least short sided (or minded?). This recording should give the folks that decide these things pause. I guess their notion of what truly great R&R is is WAY different from that of virtually every friend I have or ever had. There's no accounting for some people's taste I guess. Thanks to all you folks that still know what GREAT R&R is and bringing it to us through this venue.
Reviewer: Steven Van Der Kraak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2015
Subject: 41 years latter
This show still ranks #1live recording #2 Grateful dead 12.03.1979
Reviewer: jpos - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2014
Subject: THE BEST!
I echo all the previous posts. KISS is in the HOF but not Little Feat? That's a criminal offense. A felony.
Reviewer: bernardogui - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2014
Subject: pitch
Choose this version; the pitch has been pin-pointed corrected
Reviewer: netallnight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2011
Subject: fantastic!
this really is superb. i have loved these songs for years but these are amongst the best versions that i have ever heard. a fantastic post!
Reviewer: jmfried - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2009
Subject: This is Just Freakin' Nuts!
I joined this site just to submit this comment. Never mind the fact that the set list is everything you could want from the Lowell George era. The sound quality on this is bloody awesome! I bow down to the known and unknown engineers on this recording, and give many thanks to the contributors. Sure, it's a radio station studio recording, but this was 1974 - sound quality like this only existed in high end recording studios, Zappa's over-dubbed concert work (note Frank's influence on Lowell, or vice versa), or in mobile units operated by the likes of Alan Parsons or the Who's "unknown" engineer/producer on Live at Leeds. Download this sucker, burn it to a CD, and listen to it on a real system - you'll be amazed.
Reviewer: meter baby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2008
Subject: Totally Awesome
And to fill in a bit missing from the Notes.

******The bootlegs known as

Why this was known as "Electrif Lycanthrope"

I had it in 1975, and it was rumored to have been released by LG himself.
Reviewer: SkyDawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2008
Subject: Prime Feat
This is ridiculously great! This recording presents them at their peak. Little Feat has one of the greatest rhythm sections ever. The sound quality is great and the performance is outstanding! Check out The Fan, Fat Man In The Bath Tub or Spanish Moon at least.

Why Little Feat isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is a mystery to me. They induct people like John Mellencamp, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five this year, and still no Little Feat? Where is the love?
Reviewer: Rmathis00 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2007
Subject: Stop-Do Not Download This
Download and enjoy every other Little Feat performance first. If you listen to this one too soon, you may not go any further. This is what they sounded like at their best. If you are a fan, then "The Fan" may make you the first person to die of goosebumps and nostalgia. Tightest band ever.
Reviewer: slslbs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2006
Subject: if you wanna feel real nice...
Stoked to see this - had it on XLII for years, then the other (incomplete)source.
Great show from top to bottom, some tracks arguably as good, or better, than Waiting for Columbus, imo. FWIW the original broadcast had Oh Atlanta as 2nd track, as per the LF web site.
Thanks for posting this. D/L now, you won't regret it.
Reviewer: MattBoge - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2006
Subject: Whew... what can I say?
F-ing awesome... I just can't find a better way to descibe this one.

I found myself grooving in my seat at my desk and getting goosebumps about every 30 seconds. One of the greatest bands of all time.. they don't get enough recognition, but it's shows like this that prove they are.
Reviewer: FrisbeeFreestyle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2006
Subject: My 1st review. Ever.
The clarity, quality, and presence rivals commercially-released live recordings. This performance, and the corresponding '73 performance, are MUST HAVES. I listen to these recordings MUCH more frequently than the other store-bought Little Feat CD's I own.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2006
Subject: Great
I forgot to review this. Miss both WLIR and Little Feat.
Reviewer: dr. flashback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2005
Subject: Priceless! A must have - -
- if for no other reason than there is still no official
Feat live release from this earlier 73-74 period. And this performance captures the pure funk, fun and
improvisatory magic that was Little Feat with Lowell George at the helm. This radio studio recording is smack dab in the middle of what many consider their peak period, in between the albums Dixie Chicken (1973) and Feats Don't Fail Me Now (1974).
This performance is simply stunning - words fail to describe - except maybe to say this music could heal the sick, lame and blind. At times, the playing is so spot on technically perfect. you forget that it's not a studio recording. Only the applause from a lucky small studio audience reminds you that it's live.
They bust out of the gate with 3 hot ones, Two Trains is especially good. The Fan, here not quite as long as later 77-78 versions, is no less perfect - not to mention a smokin jam section!!
On Your Way Down is slow enough to get the right groove, and then Spanish Moon is pure New Orleans funk - amazing how much Lowell sounds like Dr. John on this one. Oh Atlanta - a real Feat signature piece - and this one really has teeth. Willin is like warm honey melting in your mourth, and proves that the Feat could play as well "unplugged"
live as full tilt electric boogie. They sound a lot like The Band on this one, no?
Oh but here comes the best part - the 3 songs that were missing from my previous bootleg copy!! Thanks to whomever made this complete version available. Cold Cold Cold is delivered with extra HOT sauce, it's just slammin!! And Dixie Chicken shows off the piano pyrotechnics of Bill Payne. This one's shorter than the "Waiting for Columbus" version, and without any horns - but still absolutely jaw dropping at how tight the band is, and how creative they can be with the backbeat. If you're not up and dancing by now - check your batteries. Lowell's solo is masterful. And Tripe Face Boogie just blazes like a comet, with more fine keyboard by Payne, with screaming slide by Lowell.
I'm a big Stones fan, and I hate to admit it, but by 1974 - and the Doctor saw both groups live during this period - Little Feat was blowing the Rolling Stones away. During this 73-77 period, in my opinion, Little Feat WAS the best rock and roll band in America, even beating out the Dead at pure excitement and dancable jams, delivered with power and tightly executed. This is a real gem from that period and a must for Feat fans, esp. if you had the incomplete "Chinese Bejeezus" before, which was incorrectly dated 9/14/74. Sound quality is very clean, other than the usual analog hiss. Other than the 1973 Ebbett's Field show, this is one of the few good SBD's from the early days of Feat. Highly recommended!!
Dr. Flashback :-)
Reviewer: Jac from Tucson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2005
Subject: Awesome audio, even in low-fi mp3!
I've heard bits and pieces of this over the years, but finally it seems I've got all that exists -- and what I've got is AWESOME! This is from 1974? Wow. Killer audio, killer performances. Just a totally awesome in-the-studio FM broadcast! Thank you SO MUCH to whoever is responsible for getting this out to the masses. Wow, I know what I'm listening to on the 50-minute drive across the desert to and from work tomorrow!
Reviewer: amellowsoul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2005
Subject: Wow, a legend gets longer!
This show has always been a classic, and lucky for us, very easy to find Feat show.. A strong energy brew hiding a mellow bluesy vibe. If you never got this, then you are missing one of "jam bands" of the 70's finest moments!
Now it gets even better with more complete version! I guess these song were "hiding" for a long time, as I never seen them part of the show until just this year. Wow! What greatness! DavMar does his amazing spell again again! Wowza! Thanks, as always, DavMar! The man has done so much(!) for us old schoolers with several different artists/recordings.
Stop reading, stat downloading.
Reviewer: davmar77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2005
Subject: that was fast
good to see this got here so soon.i was the seeder of this complete version.
great show.
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